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January 13, 2016

Give Peace a Chance

This article is from Carol Mapp, a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas member and Arlington-based mental health professional with Integrated Healthworks. The day we honor Dr. Martin Luther King is right around the corner. I am reminded of one of his many quotes about peace; one of my favorites is: “Peace is not merely a distant [...]

August 26, 2015

A Comparison of Collaborative vs. Litigated Divorce (Part Two)

A version of this article, by Harry Munsinger, a partner in San Antonio family law firm Munsinger & Munsinger, and Michael Gallery, owner of OPIS Consultants in Highland Village, Texas, appeared in the latest edition of Roadmap, a newsletter for Collaborative Law Institute of Texas professionals. This is the second of two parts; the first [...]

July 23, 2015

According to Honorée Corder, “Your Divorce Is the Best Thing That’s Ever Happened to You”

The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas is proud to be featuring Honorée Corder, author of If Divorce is a Game, These are the Rules Business Dating and Vision to Reality, as the featured speaker at the organization’s 10th Annual Luncheon at the Advanced Family Law Conference in San Antonio on August 4. Corder’s perspective on [...]

May 13, 2015

CLI-TX Now Showcasing Film About Kids and Divorce on Its Site

The Collaborative Law Institute of Texas is pleased to announce that it is making Split! available on its website (and on this blog) for a limited time. The movie, which clocks in at just over a half-hour, is an invaluable instructional film about the impact of divorce on children, and how parents can help them [...]

April 21, 2015

Negotiating With Your Spouse (and How Understanding Attachment Theory Helps)

A few weeks ago, we posted an article highlighting the attachment theory training that collaborative divorce professionals from across Texas participated in recently. Curtis Harrison, the current president of the Collaborative Law Institute of Texas (and a partner with Dallas family law Goranson Bain), attended the training and provided his own take on attachment theory. [...]

March 12, 2015

NBC’s Today Weighs In on “How to Avoid a Nasty and Costly Divorce War”

This article is from Jack H. Emmott, a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas member and a family law attorney in Gray Reed and McGraw, P.C.’s Houston office. A few weeks ago, Today (NBC’s popular morning show) did a fantastic piece on collaborative law that I think is worth viewing. Texas’ own T. Boone Pickens was [...]

March 9, 2015

A Story That Still Has Relevance: Revisiting the Geskys

Tom and Michelle Gesky are one of the best-known couples to have gone through collaborative divorce, in part because of the media interviews they were willing to do to help spread the word about collaborative law. Though it’s been ten years since the New York couple started down the road to divorce, their story is [...]

February 18, 2015

Mending at the Ending: Creating a Ritual for Divorce

This blog article comes from Bill Connolly, a Collaborative Law Institute of Texas member and a partner with Houston family law firm Connolly & Shireman LLP. In far too many divorce cases, fear dictates what we do, what we say and what we finish up with at the end of the divorce process.  The loss [...]

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